Arctic Grind Saariselkä takes you through the rough and unspoiled nature of Finnish Lapland way above the Arctic Circle. Experience the landscape views atop the “tunturis” (rounded mountain tops) and discover some of the best gravel and forest roads in the area. Distances of 45, 110 and 140kms with up to 1400 height meters. The event area provides accommodation, catering and rental bikes. Airport shuttle from Ivalo airport can be booked. We will offer you a 4 day (3 nights) program including warmup ride, smoke sauna and BBQ party.
The track runs along the gravel and forest roads around Saariselkä. Along the way, there will be some short tarmac sections as well as forest trails. The trail map will be published in detail late May, once the snow in Saariselkä melts and we can verify the track. Saariselkä is located in the fell area of Northernmost Finnish Lapland. The village is surrounded by two big wilderness areas – Urho Kekkonen national park and Hammastunturi wilderness area. The roads run through the arctic forest and fell sceneries. Some major climbs and descents will be included in the trail.
Distances 2020: 75 - 110 -140 km
Departure time: 9.00h - Ski Saariselkä.
Course: GPX track - GPS device required
Bike type: gravel, cyclocross or mtb. Tyre width 32 mm or more.
Registrations: Close July 15th - limited to 200 participants
Accommodation: Available at the event area - cottages and camping area (more info soon)
Required equipment: Helmet (obligatory), gps device and spares
Includes: Participation in the event, feedzones and post-ride food ticket. Additional options available.
- General Services: Feed Zones, Showers, Food Stands (finish zone), Coffee and Drinks Stands, Emergency Number, Technical support stand, Family friendly finish zone, Bike Rental
- Fitness Level(s): Intermediate, Active, Expert